Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa creates dreamlike works of art with elements from literature, folklore, magic and childhood memories. His performances, sculptures and installations are rooted in experimental theatre and they have a political activist side too. In particular, the tragic civil war in his homeland Guatemala (1960-1996) is a recurring theme.
The current situation gave rise to the idea of an exhibition about color, joy, and happiness, which is meant to put a smile on our faces, even if just for a moment. Its focus is the joie de vivre and euphoria that art can make us feel.
Tactiles is conceived as a site-specific painting, where primordial architectural structures give a new rhythm to the use of the exhibition space, that becomes a support to the artist’s practice where colors seem to emerge spontaneously from the space itself, inserting landscapes within landscapes and creating something that seems to have always been there.
The Centre Pompidou is hosting the 21st edition of the Prix Marcel Duchamp and presenting the works and installations of four artists who were nominated on 7 January 2021. Chosen by an international jury, the name of the winner of the 2021 edition will be revealed on Monday, October 18.